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It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Under standard conditions , it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and must be stored in mineral oil. When cut, it exhibits a metallic luster , but moist air corrodes it quickly to a dull silvery gray, then black tarnish.
It never occurs freely in nature, but only in usually ionic compounds , such as pegmatitic minerals, which were once the main source of lithium. Due to its solubility as an ion, it is present in ocean water and is commonly obtained from brines. Lithium metal is isolated electrolytically from a mixture of lithium chloride and potassium chloride. The nucleus of the lithium atom verges on instability, since the two stable lithium isotopes found in nature have among the lowest binding energies per nucleon of all stable nuclides.
Because of its relative nuclear instability, lithium is less common in the solar system than 25 of the first 32 chemical elements even though its nuclei are very light: it is an exception to the trend that heavier nuclei are less common.
The transmutation of lithium atoms to helium in was the first fully man-made nuclear reaction , and lithium deuteride serves as a fusion fuel in staged thermonuclear weapons. Lithium and its compounds have several industrial applications, including heat-resistant glass and ceramics , lithium grease lubricants, flux additives for iron, steel and aluminium production, lithium batteries , and lithium-ion batteries.
These uses consume more than three-quarters of lithium production. Lithium is present in biological systems in trace amounts; its functions are uncertain. Lithium salts have proven to be useful as a mood-stabilizing drug in the treatment of bipolar disorder in humans.
Like the other alkali metals , lithium has a single valence electron that is easily given up to form a cation. Lithium's low reactivity is due to the proximity of its valence electron to its nucleus the remaining two electrons are in the 1s orbital , much lower in energy, and do not participate in chemical bonds. Lithium metal is soft enough to be cut with a knife. When cut, it possesses a silvery-white color that quickly changes to gray as it oxidizes to lithium oxide.
Lithium has a very low density 0. Furthermore, apart from helium and hydrogen , as a solid it is less dense than any other element as a liquid, being only two-thirds as dense as liquid nitrogen 0. Lithium's coefficient of thermal expansion is twice that of aluminium and almost four times that of iron. At liquid-helium temperatures 4 K the rhombohedral structure is prevalent. Lithium has a mass specific heat capacity of 3. Naturally occurring lithium is composed of two stable isotopes , 6 Li and 7 Li, the latter being the more abundant The two lithium nuclei have lower binding energies per nucleon than any other stable nuclides other than deuterium and helium All of the remaining radioactive isotopes have half-lives that are shorter than 8.
The shortest-lived isotope of lithium is 4 Li, which decays through proton emission and has a half-life of 7. A small amount of both 6 Li and 7 Li are produced in stars, but are thought to be " burned " as fast as produced. Lithium isotopes fractionate substantially during a wide variety of natural processes,  including mineral formation chemical precipitation , metabolism , and ion exchange. Lithium ions substitute for magnesium and iron in octahedral sites in clay minerals, where 6 Li is preferred to 7 Li, resulting in enrichment of the light isotope in processes of hyperfiltration and rock alteration.
The exotic 11 Li is known to exhibit a nuclear halo. The process known as laser isotope separation can be used to separate lithium isotopes, in particular 7 Li from 6 Li. Nuclear weapons manufacture and other nuclear physics applications are a major source of artificial lithium fractionation, with the light isotope 6 Li being retained by industry and military stockpiles to such an extent that it has caused slight but measurable change in the 6 Li to 7 Li ratios in natural sources, such as rivers.
This has led to unusual uncertainty in the standardized atomic weight of lithium, since this quantity depends on the natural abundance ratios of these naturally-occurring stable lithium isotopes, as they are available in commercial lithium mineral sources. Both stable isotopes of lithium can be laser cooled and were used to produce the first quantum degenerate Bose - Fermi mixture.
Although it was synthesized in the Big Bang , lithium together with beryllium and boron is markedly less abundant in the universe than other elements. This is a result of the comparatively low stellar temperatures necessary to destroy lithium, along with a lack of common processes to produce it. According to modern cosmological theory, lithium—in both stable isotopes lithium-6 and lithium-7 —was one of the three elements synthesized in the Big Bang.
Though it transmutes into two atoms of helium due to collision with a proton at temperatures above 2. Lithium is also found in brown dwarf substellar objects and certain anomalous orange stars.
Because lithium is present in cooler, less-massive brown dwarfs, but is destroyed in hotter red dwarf stars, its presence in the stars' spectra can be used in the "lithium test" to differentiate the two, as both are smaller than the Sun.
Those orange stars found to have a higher than usual concentration of lithium such as Centaurus X-4 orbit massive objects—neutron stars or black holes—whose gravity evidently pulls heavier lithium to the surface of a hydrogen-helium star, causing more lithium to be observed.
On 27 May , astronomers reported that classical novae explosions are the galactic producers of lithium. Although lithium is widely distributed on Earth, it does not naturally occur in elemental form due to its high reactivity. Estimates for the Earth's crustal content range from 20 to 70 ppm by weight. Granitic pegmatites also provide the greatest abundance of lithium-containing minerals, with spodumene and petalite being the most commercially viable sources.
According to the Handbook of Lithium and Natural Calcium , "Lithium is a comparatively rare element, although it is found in many rocks and some brines, but always in very low concentrations. There are a fairly large number of both lithium mineral and brine deposits but only comparatively few of them are of actual or potential commercial value. Many are very small, others are too low in grade.
One of the largest reserve bases [note 1] of lithium is in the Salar de Uyuni area of Bolivia, which has 5. Other major suppliers include Australia, Argentina and China. In June , The New York Times reported that American geologists were conducting ground surveys on dry salt lakes in western Afghanistan believing that large deposits of lithium are located there.
Lithia "lithium brine" is associated with tin mining areas in Cornwall , England and an evaluation project from meter deep test boreholes is under consideration. If successful the hot brines will also provide geothermal energy to power the lithium extraction and refining process. Lithium is found in trace amount in numerous plants, plankton, and invertebrates, at concentrations of 69 to 5, parts per billion ppb.
In vertebrates the concentration is slightly lower, and nearly all vertebrate tissue and body fluids contain lithium ranging from 21 to ppb.
He named the metal inside the material "lithium". Arfwedson later showed that this same element was present in the minerals spodumene and lepidolite. Australian psychiatrist John Cade is credited with reintroducing and popularizing the use of lithium to treat mania in The production and use of lithium underwent several drastic changes in history. The first major application of lithium was in high-temperature lithium greases for aircraft engines and similar applications in World War II and shortly after.
This use was supported by the fact that lithium-based soaps have a higher melting point than other alkali soaps, and are less corrosive than calcium based soaps. The small demand for lithium soaps and lubricating greases was supported by several small mining operations, mostly in the US. The demand for lithium increased dramatically during the Cold War with the production of nuclear fusion weapons. Both lithium-6 and lithium-7 produce tritium when irradiated by neutrons, and are thus useful for the production of tritium by itself, as well as a form of solid fusion fuel used inside hydrogen bombs in the form of lithium deuteride.
The US became the prime producer of lithium between the late s and the mid s. At the end, the stockpile of lithium was roughly 42, tonnes of lithium hydroxide. After the end of the nuclear arms race , the demand for lithium decreased and the sale of department of energy stockpiles on the open market further reduced prices. Most of the mines closed or shifted their focus to other materials because only the ore from zoned pegmatites could be mined for a competitive price.
The development of lithium ion batteries increased the demand for lithium and became the dominant use in It has been argued that lithium will be one of the main objects of geopolitical competition in a world running on renewable energy and dependent on batteries, but this perspective has also been criticised for underestimating the power of economic incentives for expanded production. Lithium reacts with water easily, but with noticeably less vigor than other alkali metals.
The reaction forms hydrogen gas and lithium hydroxide in aqueous solution. Though the heavier alkali metals can be stored in denser substances such as mineral oil , lithium is not dense enough to fully submerge itself in these liquids.
When placed over a flame, lithium compounds give off a striking crimson color, but when the metal burns strongly, the flame becomes a brilliant silver. Lithium will ignite and burn in oxygen when exposed to water or water vapors. The lithium-water reaction at normal temperatures is brisk but nonviolent because the hydrogen produced does not ignite on its own.
As with all alkali metals, lithium fires are difficult to extinguish, requiring dry powder fire extinguishers Class D type. Lithium is one of the few metals that react with nitrogen under normal conditions. Lithium has a diagonal relationship with magnesium , an element of similar atomic and ionic radius. Chemical resemblances between the two metals include the formation of a nitride by reaction with N 2 , the formation of an oxide Li 2 O and peroxide Li 2 O 2 when burnt in O 2 , salts with similar solubilities , and thermal instability of the carbonates and nitrides.
Many other inorganic compounds are known in which lithium combines with anions to form salts: borates , amides , carbonate , nitrate , or borohydride LiBH 4. Lithium aluminium hydride LiAlH 4 is commonly used as a reducing agent in organic synthesis.
LiHe , a very weakly interacting van der Waals compound , has been detected at very low temperatures. Unlike other elements in group 1, inorganic compounds of lithium follow the duet rule , rather than the octet rule. Organolithium reagents are known in which there is a direct bond between carbon and lithium atoms.
These compounds feature covalent metal—carbon bonds that are strongly polarized towards the carbon, allowing them to effectively serve as a metal-stabilized carbanions , although their solution and solid-state structures are more complex than this simplistic view suggests due to the formation of oligomeric clusters.
They have also been applied in asymmetric synthesis in the pharmaceutical industry. For laboratory organic synthesis, many organolithium reagents are commercially available in solution form. These reagents are highly reactive, and are sometimes pyrophoric. Like its inorganic compounds, almost all organic compounds of lithium formally follow the duet rule e.
However, it is important to note that in the absence of coordinating solvents or ligands, organolithium compounds form dimeric, tetrameric, and hexameric clusters e. These cluster are broken down into smaller or monomeric units in the presence of solvents like dimethoxyethane DME or ligands like tetramethylethylenediamine TMEDA. Lithium production has greatly increased since the end of World War II.
The main sources of lithium are brines and ores. Worldwide identified reserves in , , and were estimated by the US Geological Survey USGS to be 14 million, 16 million, 14 million and 17 million tonnes , respectively. Worldwide lithium resources identified by USGS started to increase in owing to continuing exploration. Identified resources in , , , and were 41, 47, 54, 62 and 80 million tonnes, respectively.
The world in was estimated to contain about 15 million tonnes of lithium reserves, while 65 million tonnes of known resources were reasonable.
The geology of their deposits is first reviewed, along with discussions of most of the major deposits and theories of their origin. The commercial mining and processing plants are next described, followed by a review of the rather extensive literature on other proposed processing methods. The more important uses for lithium and calcium chloride are next covered, along with their environmental considerations. This is followed by a brief review of the production statistics for each industry, and some of their compounds' phase data and physical properties. Chemical engineers, metallurgical engineers and geologists working in academia and industry, and private scientists and consultants.
The geology of their deposits is first reviewed, along with discussions of most of the major deposits and theories of their origin. The commercial mining and processing plants are next described, followed by a review of the rather extensive literature on other proposed processing methods. The more important uses for lithium and calcium chloride are next covered, along with their environmental considerations. This is followed by a brief review of the production statistics for each industry, and some of their compounds' phase data and physical properties. Describes the chemistry, chemical engineering, geology and mineral processing aspects of lithium and calcium chlorideCollects in one source the most important information concerning these two industrial mineralsPresents new concepts and more comprehensive theories on their origin. Sign up to our newsletter and receive discounts and inspiration for your next reading experience. We a good story.
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It is a soft, silvery-white alkali metal. Under standard conditions , it is the lightest metal and the lightest solid element. Like all alkali metals, lithium is highly reactive and flammable, and must be stored in mineral oil.
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The geology of their deposits is first reviewed, along with discussions of most of the major deposits and theories of their origin. The commercial mining and processing plants are next described, followed by a review of the rather extensive literature on other proposed processing methods. The more important uses for lithium and calcium chloride are next covered, along with their environmental considerations.
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